Sylvie in the Sky // Style Scout // The Maxi Cardigan // Sweater Trend

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The maxi cardigan, a.k.a the duster, earned a top spot in my closet three years ago.

Why do I love it? Back then, the long cardigan wasn’t a massive trend, like it is this season. Cozy, easy to outfit, and super flattering, it’s my definition of the perfect “3rd piece,” which is a fashion world term for the item you wear over your primary outfit (jacket, blazer, cardigan, etc.). And in my years working in the fashion world, this style topped the best seller charts every time.

I literally wear my maxi cardigan everywhere. Over a striped boat neck tee and black cigarette pants, with a breezy silk slipdress, or finishing my summer weekend uniform of vintage graphic tees and weathered denim shorts. Spring through Winter, my duster cardigan is my Linus Blanket….it goes everywhere with me.

 Sylvie in the Sky // Style Scout // The Maxi Cardigan // Sweater Trend

Sylvie in the Sky // Style Scout // The Maxi Cardigan // Sweater Trend


// Sylvie’s Shop //


FP Beach Cardigan
Acne Studios Oversized Cardigan
Vince Long Belted Cardigan
Kimchi Blue Dylan Hooded Cardigan
Leith ‘Waterfall’ Long Cardigan
Topshop Metallic Long Cardigan
Halogen® Long Bouclé Cardigan
FP Beach Ribbed Maxi Cardigan
Vila Long Pocket Cardigan
Brave Soul Long Pocket Cardigan
W I L L I A M B Duster Cardigan
Only Maxi Cardigan
Free People Santa Cruz Cardigan
NM Long Cardigan

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  1. courtneyr wrote:

    I am loving maxi cardigans right now! I have been wearing a grey one non stop.

    La Belle Sirene 

    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
  2. Tuyet wrote:

    Ugh, I love maxi cardigans, especially the grey one!

    Posted 11.22.16 Reply
  3. Kari wrote:

    This is interesting. I’ve never seen the Maxi cardigan. I have something similar but it’s short sleeve and not quite as long.

    Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  4. I love the cashmere grey one with the hood. It looks so comfy!

    Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  5. I love a long sweater and boots!

    Posted 10.5.15 Reply
  6. Ramona wrote:

    I love a cardigan. This maxi cardigan looks awesome. I’m adding it to my shopping list. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 10.3.15 Reply
  7. jennyb wrote:

    Thanks for this post. I love long cardies but always feel a bit silly in them. I’m not going to worry now – just going to work it!

    Posted 10.3.15 Reply
  8. Molly wrote:

    Maxi cardigans are wonderful to have! I love how cozy they are and they are really versatile.

    Molly and Stacie

    Posted 10.3.15 Reply
  9. I’m obsessed with the maxi cardigan! I could probably live in it, haha! But you have the cutest style! Love your blog 🙂

    Posted 10.3.15 Reply
  10. Camile wrote:

    I love a cute cardigan! They are a must have item here in Chicago…not to mention my office is freezing.

    Posted 10.3.15 Reply
  11. Kim wrote:

    Okay…I want one of each of them…so cute and cozy:)

    Posted 10.3.15 Reply
  12. Mathilde wrote:

    I had never heard of the term ‘3rd piece’ before you mentioned it! 3rd pieces look so good with all outfits – I personally prefer to wear my maxi flannel shirt as a 3rd piece, but I would love to own a couple of maxi cardigans as they look so cool, too. I love the collage, especially the Comme Des Garçons tee!

    Hugs from Denmark x
    Mathilde |

    Posted 10.3.15 Reply
    • sylvie wrote:

      I love flannel shirts as 3rd pieces, too! And any gal who loves Commes des Garcon is my kind of gal! ☺️

      Posted 10.3.15 Reply